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An automatic, Wikipedia-based multi-lingual university syllabi matcher. PROCEEDINGS

, , , University of Trento, Italy

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

We address the problem of matching course syllabi across different universities, even though they are expressed in different languages. Based on an extension of the Explicit Semantic Analysis approach, we use the knowledge contained in Wikipedia as an implicit touchstone to discover relations among University syllabi. Using the Wikipedia interlink feature, we are also able to match syllabi expressed in different language. In the paper we briefly describe the technique, and report the results of a preliminary case-study.

Citation

Brugnolli, N., Prato, A. & Ronchetti, M. (2011). An automatic, Wikipedia-based multi-lingual university syllabi matcher. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1720-1726). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 23, 2017 from .